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March 2, 2021
RU-N Celebrates Women's History Month
Rutgers Newark Skyline Photo
Dear Rutgers University – Newark community members, Following
President Holloway’s message to the Rutgers community announcing that all Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies will be virtual, I write to provide an update on the planning process under way at Rutgers-Newark to honor our own inspiring graduates this spring. Joining the process that already involves representatives of all of Rutgers-Newark’s schools and colleges is a committee of students who are bringing their ideas to the table about how to enhance the virtual commencement ceremony, as well as conceiving other memorable ways to engage graduates. We are inviting all members of the Rutgers-Newark community to provide input, too, by sending your ideas for creatively (and safely) celebrating our graduating students this year by
April 1 to
Graduation means so much to students and families, as well as faculty and staff. We all share the disappointments brought upon us again this year by the scourge of the pandemic. At the same time, we are determined to put the spotlight on the accomplishments of our students—and their families—in achieving the milestone of graduation. We look forward to receiving your ideas and sharing details about our developing plans in the coming weeks.
Nancy Cantor, Chancellor

One of the longest serving
Newark, NJ Artist Educators at the
RU-N Paul Robeson Galleries,
Kevin Sampson has just become a character in the PBS Kids Series
"Arthur" television program.
Click here to read the story.
Rutgers Newark Tavi Patel
RU-N student Tanvi Patel has been named as a 2021
Cohort Newman Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program for students from Campus Compact member institutions. The students selected for the fellowship are leaders on their campuses who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities locally, nationally, and internationally.
Rutgers Newark David Troutt

An extensive analysis of Newark renters and available properties, by the Rutgers Center on Law, Inequality, and Metropolitan Equity (CLiME), produced by RU-N Distinguished Professor David Troutt and Senior Research Fellow Katharine Nelson, shows there is dire need for additional affordable rental housing.
Rutgers Newark Salimishah Tillet

RU-N Henry Rutgers Professor Salamishah Tillet pens an essay on about how The Studio Museum in Harlem transformed the art world forever. Tillet was also interviewed about her book In Search of The Color Purple by
Rutgers Newark Ashwani Monga
RU-N Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Professor
Ashwani Monga is mentioned in this piece about the IIM Indore and Rutgers University signing a MOU for the development of joint and dual degree programs and collaboration for a student and faculty exchange.
Rutgers Newark Jordan Casteel

RU-N Assistant Professor
Jordan Casteel is featured in this harpersbazaar peice as one of a few Black artists who have recently exhibited in some of the nation's largest museums.
Rutgers Newark Morris Davis

RU-N Paul V. Profeta Chair in Real Estate Morris A. Davis is featured in this video and is also quoted in this story about NJ's booming housing market and how long it will last.
Rutgers Newark Rigoberto González

RU-N Professor Rigoberto González writes a LA Times review about author and feminist Isabel Allende‘s new book Soul of a Woman.
Rutgers Newark Mark Burgess

RU-N Instructor Mark Burgess
is mentioned in this story about newly minted company Bumble.
Is there an inspirational person or life-changing program at Rutgers-Newark that we should feature in a video profile? Share your idea with us
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Every year, the accomplishments and contributions of women to American society are celebrated during the month of March, which is designated by the United States Congress as Women’s History Month.
All month, Rutgers University—Newark is highlighting the critical role of women in all aspects of society, remembering women’s rich legacy in history and honoring the countless accomplishments of women in Newark, in New Jersey, in the U.S. and around the world.
Click here for more information about the upcoming events.
Help us make a difference. The Rutgers-Newark Women's History Month Celebration Committee is collecting donations for their Pantry RUN, which supplies food to students in need, and
Newark Emergency Services for Families Inc.
Click here for more information about this event.
Rutgers Newark Bill McCarthy
The School of Criminal Justice’s Dean Bill McCarthy, will discuss his vision and priorities for the school and how alumni can be involved in its success. Cesar Aguirre SCJ’13,’14, vice president of the School of Criminal Justice Alumni Association, will lead the online discussion on Tuesday March 2 at 4:00pm.
Click here to register.
Are you ready to do your part to protect the RU-N community? Add your phone to the COVID fight by downloading the COVID Alert NJ app. It's New Jersey's new app to help stop COVID-19 in our state.
Click here for more information.
Rutgers Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor

Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor gives an update on RU-N's progress in the midst of the pandemic.
Rutgers Newark Rosemarie Martinez

RU-N alumna Rosemarie Martinez will be the first Latina in Bayonne, NJ history to serve as tax collector. also reports that she was also the city's first Latina to work as chief of staff to Mayor Jimmy Davis.
Rutgers Newark Stacy Tyndall Elijah Brown HLLC
RU-N HLLC alumnus and alumna Elijah Brown and Stacy Tyndall explain how the Honors Living Learning Community at Rutgers University Newark not only helped in their career goals and missions as agents of change but also brought them together. The couple is the first HLLC alumni to get engaged!
Click here to view the video.
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A message from Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor and
Provost Ashwani Monga regarding Fall 2021. Click here to read the message.
As members of the RU-N community, we all have a shared responsibility in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our Raider community safe. We invite all members of the university community to take the "Responsible Raider" Pledge. Join us in keeping and promoting the Raider Responsibilities to maintain the health, wellness, and safety of our vibrant community.
2020 Rutgers Newark Racial Equity header
“‘We need a deeper, richer, broader discussion about the meaning of the diversity of our university in relation to the university’s mission. How does it affect our classrooms, our research, our campus life, our relationships to our communities, our societal impact?’”—Sentiments of Rutgers-Newark faculty, staff, students, and alumni shared by Chancellor Nancy Cantor in her cover letter of Rutgers-Newark’s Strategic Plan.  Read how the members of the Rutgers-Newark community are elevating the discourse on diversity and racial equity in the United States. 
Rutgers Newark MYRUN Website Screenshot 2020
There are many great online workshops, talks, and events to attend virtually from Rutgers-Newark and the City of Newark this fall. Stay in the know, and submit your event, by visiting the Rutgers-Newark events calendar!

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